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Verses of Revelation 20

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Revelation 20:14 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

14. And death and hell were cast &c.] They are enemies of God, 1Co 15:26, and to be destroyed at Christ’s triumph, ib. 54. But though no doubt presented to St John as individual demon figures (see Rev 6:8), we are probably not to understand that they are real persons, like the Devil and those represented by the Beast and the False Prophet: and hence we are not told that, like them, they continue to exist in torment in the lake of fire.

This is the second death ] Add, the Lake of Fire. We have learnt already, that temporal death does not hinder eternal life, nay, may secure a better and an earlier resurrection thereto. We now learn the opposite doctrine, that there is a resurrection not to life, but to a death far more terrible than that which ends this life. Cf. St Joh 5:29. It is quite true, however, that both in popular Jewish belief, and in the language of the N. T., when the Resurrection is spoken of, it is ordinarily conceived as one to life. This does not prevent the more terrible side of the doctrine from being also taught in the Gospel, but it does indicate which side is the healthier, as well as the pleasanter, for our thoughts to dwell on.

Verses of Revelation 20

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Consult other comments:

Revelation 20:14 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Revelation 20:14 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Revelation 20:14 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Revelation 20:14 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Revelation 20:14 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 20:14 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 20:14 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Revelation 20:14 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Revelation 20:14 - Gary Hampton Commentary on Selected Books

Revelation 20:14 - Geneva Bible Notes

Revelation 20:14 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Revelation 20:14 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Revelation 20:14 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Revelation 20:14 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Revelation 20:14 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Revelation 20:14 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Revelation 20:14 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Revelation 20:14 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 20:14 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Revelation 20:14 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Revelation 20:14 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Revelation 20:14 - Combined Bible Commentary

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges